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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - WA: International Relief

A grant to schools helps refugees resettle in the United States. (CDC Global/Flickr)

SEATTLE – A grant program is helping refugee students travel the long emotional distance from their homes to integrate into schools and their communities in the United States. The Office of Refugee Resettlement distributes Refugee School Impact Grants to 38 states, including Washington, and

Advocates for refugees worry that a halt to resettlement programs in the United States will put some refugees in danger. (Global Panorama/Flickr)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Families resettled in eastern Washington are being kept apart because of an executive order issued by President Trump at the end of last week. The order stops resettlement for refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 120 days. World Relief Spokane runs a resett

For new refugees, the first year in the U.S. is the hardest, but most are able to build better lives. (Int'l. Rescue Committee)
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SEATTLE – A Washington man is observing the nation's immigration debate from the unique perspective of someone who has helped refugees resettle in the U.S. for almost 40 years. Bob Johnson retires next month as executive director of the International Rescue Committee's Seattle office. In h

PHOTO: As Washington becomes more diverse, workshops are being held in schools across the state to acquaint teachers and school personnel with refugee customs and experiences, and help them relate to the new students and families in their area. Photo credit: kobby_dagan/FeaturePics.com.
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SEATTLE - As Washington's population becomes more diverse, there's a greater need to understand what refugees go through, to help them adapt. School's Out Washington is sponsoring training to explain the issues faced by refugees to teachers and other school workers. Beth Farmer, a licensed indepen

SEATTLE - March is Women's History Month and some Washington human rights advocates say it's the right time to remind the Obama administration that women still have not reached equality. Roslyn Solomon, chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, says her group has been able to persuade the City

SEATTLE - The needs in Haiti are many - food and water, shelter, medical supplies and sanitation - but mental health also figures into families' ability to survive after this month's earthquake. This weekend, a Mercy Corps team arrived in Haiti with a mental health mission. The group, with offices i

SEATTLE - Mercy Corps is sending a team of emergency response experts to Haiti to assess needs and coordinate relief efforts after a major earthquake and multiple aftershocks rocked the Caribbean island nation on Tuesday. The international relief agency, based in the Pacific Northwest, has extensive

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - It's "crunch time" in Copenhagen at the world climate conference. Negotiators for 120 countries are working out a tentative agreement for reducing fossil fuel pollution. Then the leaders of those nations will show up to vote on it at the end of the week. There's been some contr

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